Category Archives: COVID-19

For Canadians with disabilities, multiple types of support were important during COVID-19

For Canadians with disabilities, multiple types of support were important during COVID-19

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Canadians who lost their incomes and accumulated debt during COVID-19 are still struggling to recover financially. Between 2019 and 2022, one-third fewer Canadians said they had an emergency fund that would cover three months of expenses. The pandemic…

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I’ve had COVID and am constantly getting colds. Did COVID harm my immune system? Am I now at risk of other infectious diseases?

I’ve had COVID and am constantly getting colds. Did COVID harm my immune system? Am I now at risk of other infectious diseases?

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. So you’ve had COVID and have now recovered. You don’t have ongoing symptoms and luckily, you don’t seem to have developed long COVID. But what impacts has COVID had on your overall immune system? It’s early days yet….

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Even mild COVID raises the chance of heart attack and stroke. What to know about the risks ahead

Even mild COVID raises the chance of heart attack and stroke. What to know about the risks ahead

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. A concerning report recently published in Nature Medicine suggests even a mild case of COVID can increase the long-term risks of serious cardiovascular diseases such as stroke, heart attack and heart failure. The study highlights our limited understanding…

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Survey reveals two-thirds of NZ employees want more work-life flexibility – how should employers respond?

Survey reveals two-thirds of NZ employees want more work-life flexibility – how should employers respond?

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. COVID-19 has had a significant impact on all facets of our lives, including the ways we work and our work-life priorities. Globally, workplaces are navigating trends such as the “great resignation”, “quiet quitting” and the “great recruitment”. But…

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Politics with Michelle Grattan: Professor Joseph Ibrahim on COVID in aged care – and the end of nursing homes

Politics with Michelle Grattan: Professor Joseph Ibrahim on COVID in aged care – and the end of nursing homes

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Joseph Ibrahim, Professor and Head, Health Law and Ageing Research Unit, Monash University, specialises in aged care issues. He has been a long-term advocate for improving the quality of life for those in residential care and for reform…

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With most mandatory public health measures gone, is New Zealand well prepared for the next COVID wave?

With most mandatory public health measures gone, is New Zealand well prepared for the next COVID wave?

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. New Zealand’s decision this week to end most mandatory public health measures aimed at preventing COVID transmission received a mixed response. Our modelling suggests it was time to wind back restrictions, but some measures were perhaps scrapped prematurely….

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